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Adelaides Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel

123 Waymouth Street, Central Business District, Adelaide, Australia 5000

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About Adelaides Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel


Built in 1885, Adelaides Shakespeare Backpackers International Ho is a distinct addition to Adelaide and a smart choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Her Majesty's Theatre, Mercury Theatre, Central Market & Chinatown.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Adelaides Shakespeare Backpackers International Ho is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, fax machine, photocopying, printer to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Guests can choose from 18 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Adelaides Shakespeare Backpackers International Ho is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Adelaide.
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Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour security
  • bar
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • fax machine
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • photocopying
  • printer
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • smoking area
  • tours
  • vending machine


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Nepali
  • Spanish
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Children and extra beds
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 3.00 AUS
Check-In From: 11:30 AM
Check-In Until: 10:00 pm
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance to Airport: 6.1 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 0
Number of Rooms : 18
Reception Open Until: 10:00 PM
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 1885
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2015
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Solo travelers (24)

Families with young children (1)

Families with older children (1)

Groups (1)

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7.6 Keith W.
March 29, 2016
Few OH & S Issues
Pros: Good Location Helpful Staff Nice common room & Kitchen Cons: Bathrooms too small Noisy Downstairs corridor lighting too dim, with trip hazards and uneven floors

7.6 NAM K.
South Korea
March 23, 2016
only two things i don't like
hard to sleep at night because of loud music from clubs around, no parking space

9.7 Yi H.
March 20, 2016
Good location and comfortable
Convient comfortable clean

4.4 Kerry M.
March 14, 2016

8.8 Lami J.
March 15, 2016
Excellent staff
Booked two weeks in a private room, for myself, partner and child. For the price we paid, it was good value. It's an older style building, starting to get a bit run down, but they keep it clean, and have all the essentials. Mostly, however, the staff were exceptional. All very very friendly and helpful, absolutely welcoming, great service.

9.2 Chin H.
February 22, 2016
I will choose it for staying next time!
It's clean in public area. And I recommend it for someone who has a early or late flight. The reception service customer from 4 am to 11 pm.

7.6 Jannie P.
February 27, 2016
Solotraveller from Denmark
A really nice hostel with a very good kitchen and common area where you can meet people. Good, clean dorms. Very friendly staff!

8.8 Chin H.
February 22, 2016
It's a good accommodation for short stay.
I will choose it next time!

6 Lucile R.
January 06, 2016
My stay
Clean, easy to find, air conditioners
Just stayed one night. Cool

4.7 Liaw S.
November 27, 2015
Poor room ventilation
Good location, well-trained hostel staff, clean
Strategically located near CBD. Hotel staff must make sure all rooms are well-ventilated especially big rooms. Stuffy if sharing room with quite a number of people with aircon off and windows shut. However giving credit to all hostel staff, very helpful.